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triangulate (try-ANG-you-late) (verb), triangulates; triangulated; triangulating
1. To measure by using trigonometry: Using knowledge of his high school math, Harry was able to triangulate the mountain and determine the height of the cliff he was considering climbing up to.
2. To determine a distance or location by measuring the distance between two points whose exact locations are known and then measuring the intersection between each point and a third unknown point: The map makers were triangulating the countryside so the firemen could locate the precise locations of many homes and other large buildings more precisely.
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